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Madagascar:
Military & Transnational Issues

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Military branches
Definition
People's Armed Forces: Intervention Force, Development Force, and Aeronaval Force (navy and air); National Gendarmerie
Military service age and obligation
Definition
18-25 years of age for male-only compulsory military service; 18-month conscript service obligation (either military or equivalent civil service); 20-30 years of age for National Gendarmerie recruits (35 years of age for those with military experience) (2008)
Manpower available for military service
Definition
males age 16-49: 4,443,341
females age 16-49: 4,441,124 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 3,034,600
females age 16-49: 3,271,732 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
Definition
males age 16-49: 230,088
females age 16-49: 229,932 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
1% (2006)
Disputes - international
Definition
claims Bassas da India, Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, and Juan de Nova Island (all administered by France)
Illicit drugs
Definition
illicit producer of cannabis (cultivated and wild varieties) used mostly for domestic consumption; transshipment point for heroin


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